About Me

Photo Credit: Kara Raudenbush Photography, LLC

A Philly native, born and raised. SAHM with a background in marketing. I’m a proud mom to a little girl and a baby boy! I’m married to a Philadelphia Firefighter so I’ll be in this city for a very long time. This is our home and I want my family to experience everything this city has to offer.

My parents are immigrants from Vietnam and after coming to this county with nothing but the clothes on their backs, literally, they started a family. I look up to my parents. To grow up and to see them struggle with having nothing to now living what is called the “American Dream” is amazing to me. It didn’t happen overnight and because of them I know that anything is possible. They didn’t live beyond their means, they shopped wisely and they were not wasteful. They are and continue to be my inspiration.

As the oldest of 3 I knew from an early age that I wanted to be a mother and a wife. I believe that you do not have to spend a lot of money to have a happy family. However when you do it needs to be the best price and worth every penny! Research is key and I want the very best, not always the priciest. I know every family is different but we all want ways to save.

Photo Credit: Matt Godfrey

I created this blog because I wanted to share with people what I am passionate about… my family, about what we do, where/what we eat, where we go and how we do it all. To your child it doesn’t matter how much money you spend on them but how much time you spend with them. I hope this will be an excellent resource to find not only deals and family fun events but a place filled with helpful tips from one mom and wife to another.

To get to know me some more or stay connected make sure to follow me on Twitter @FrugalPhillyMom, “Like” me on Facebook, Follow me in IG FrugalPhillyMom or you can always e-mail me at 🙂

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15 Responses to About Me

  1. Alexis says:

    I love everything about your site. Very inspiring to hear how you focus on the beauty in life through simplicity and smart financial decisions. And how you want to share your knowledge with other moms. It’s hard for me to practice, I think because it seems moms are the most marketed to group on the planet and everyone seems to have an opinion on what we need.

  2. Chris says:

    Hi Linda,

    Love your site!

    I am with a company called CitySolve, and we are hosting a fun amazing race style scavenger hunt in Philly on april 20. Sound cool?

    We can offer your members a half off discount on tickets to our race, in return for Frugal Philly Mom e-blasting and promoting the event to your community.

    Let me know your thoughts.


  3. J. Guess says:

    I just found your site and I will be following you. Thanks for all that you do. GOD bless you and your family.

  4. Lizzy says:

    Hi Linda,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to provide valuable feedback to help improve my store packaging 🙂

    God bless you and your family,

  5. Jackie says:

    Hi Linda,

    I just read your article in the CP on textbooks. I was able to get great prices online, but never knew they were tax exempt!! I contacted my sellers and will supply the exemption certificate and hopefully get the sales tax refunded!! Probably enough to get a college T-shirt now!! Thanks!

  6. Birdiebee says:

    You have a cute family. Although I have not lived in a big city for quite sometime, I am back in my hometown (college town) that is very expensive to what I was used to in another state. I have to clip coupons, comparison chop, thrift store shop and the like to save every penny I can just to survive. By the way, I love your blog.

  7. Hi Linda,

    Love your site! It’s always fun to see what other frugal blogs do in other cities 🙂

  8. zoe rivera says:

    Love your site… I’ve lived in Philly for about 25 yrs and didn’t even know all that could be done here… thanks to this site I can take my 5 yr old babygirl to experience philadelphia without having to spend so much..

    God bless,

  9. Vanessa says:

    Hi. We will be visiting Sesame in a week. What’s the closest and nicest pumpkin patch nearby?

  10. Janis Dubin says:

    I’d just like to subscribe to your newsletter and be kept up to date of your events.


  11. Hi Linda,

    I love seeing moms helping moms. Your site is so cool and I am glad that I found you 🙂
    I will definitely keep you in mind to join forces with Mrs. Mommy United (a dynamic group of wives, mothers, and businesswomen.

    Keep up the good work!


  12. Edie says:

    Great site. Thanks for your hard work and dedication. Have you ever thought about sending it out on Friday so we busy moms can get a jump start on planning the weekend?

  13. James R. Longacre says:

    Hi, Linda!

    I’m having trouble linking to submit an event… The link isn’t active.
    Would like to do so!


    James R. Longacre
    Touch of Classics! Vocal Entertainment

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